Wetland Ecology: Principles and Conservation

2010 Edition, Dr. Paul A. Keddy

General principles guide the book, starting with the primary effects of flooding and fertility on wetland composition.

Examples from every major continent and wetland type give global context and help students see how their region fits into global patterns.

Many new illustrations and photographs increase the amount of natural history that supports the general principles. Frogs, fish, flamingos, geese, dragonflies, diving beetles, turtles, alligators, carnivorous plants, orchids and more have been added to this edition.
A new chapter on research methods provides useful guidance for the advanced student planning their own research.

Two new chapters on wetland restoration and wetland services include examples from Louisiana, Canada, England, Europe and Asia.

Clear chapter and topic organization to support a variety of lecture plans, course objectives and teaching styles. Updated with latest research from over 1000 publications and reports.


“Quite simply one of the best books about wetlands.” Jeanne Christie, 2010

“Every wetland ecologist must read this superb volume.” Mark Brinson

“The closing chapter on wetland conservation is the best treatment yet available and should be required reading for all students of wetland ecology.” Mark Bertness

‘… an excellent reference … this is a classical ecology text dedicated to wetlands, and it is written in a familiar, conversational manner. The text is clear and easy to follow with relatively little jargon, which allows the information to be accessible to non-ecologists, as well as the general public.’ Paul D. Brooks

“The book’s readability is smooth with lucid presentations of all topics, avoidance of unnecessary jargon, and the effiecient use of uncomplicated figures and tables to empahsize major points. I found it enjoyable to read and easy to comprehend.” Donald H. Les